E-health needs to scrap Trabant thinking
Germany’s leading health chief information officer has compared the adoption of e-health by many healthcare organisations to the Trabant and said Vokswagen thinking is needed.
German PACS company expands in Europe
VISUS, the German company that provides image management systems, has announced it is expanding its presence to cover Northern and Eastern Europe by opening new offices in Finland and Russia.
ISoft markets Lorenzo modules to trusts
ISoft has announced that it will market components of its electronic patient record, Lorenzo, to hospitals in the UK and worldwide under a Lorenzo smart solution strategy.
GHX Nexus adopted by German hospitals
GHX Nexus, a UK-developed content management system for hospital supplies organization Global Health Exchange, is to be used by 70 P.E.G. Plus member hospitals in Germany.
First European deal for HealthVault
Microsoft and Siemens have signed an agreement to licence Microsoft’s personal health record platform, HealthVault, in Germany.
France and Germany issue IE warning
The French government has followed Germany in warning internet users not to use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and to find an alternative browser in order to protect security.
Germany suspends e-health card project
The roll-out of Germay’s national e-health smart card has been put on hold, with a review to be carried out of security and confidentiality.
Over to EU
Mike Palmer talks to Lyn Whitfield about the role of ‘Europe’ in promoting e-health.
ISoft strengthens presence in Germany
ISoft has signed a technology agreement with Klinikum Oberlausitzer Bergland in Eastern Germany, the 555-bed hospital is already using iSoft’s Hospital Information System (HIS).
BVMED sets out medical technology plan
The German Medical Technology Association, BVMED, has published a ten point plan for advanced medical technology in patient care. The plan aims to provide a basis for health policy discussions in the run-up to the German general election this autumn. The key points include the need for fewer restrictions on the introduction of new technology […]